Media Releases

Humanitarian Crisis in Sri Lanka

Posted May 15, 2009
The Catholic Bishops of Australia and Catholic Religious Australia today expressed their prayerful solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka as the nation’s escalating civil war leads to a mounting humanitarian crisis. The Bishops and leaders of Religious Congregations said that the minority Tamil population were facing particular hardship, resulting in increasing numbers of traumatised,… View Article

Prayers and Support Offered to Asylum Seekers Injured off Christmas Island

Posted April 18, 2009
The Catholic Church today offered prayers and deepest sympathy for those who were killed and injured in the explosion on board a boat carrying asylum seekers near Ashmore Reef. Bishop Joseph Grech, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference delegate for immigration issues, said the explosion was a tragedy for all involved. ‘As a Catholic community, we… View Article

International Women’s Day March 8, 2009

Posted February 26, 2009
Parishes urged to celebrate inspirational women who are the ‘caviar on the bread and butter of life’. Parishes around Australia will have the opportunity to reflect on the inspirational role of the women in their midst and to pray for women both here and overseas with the help of a parish kit prepared for the… View Article

Bishop Malone to Launch Major New DVD Initiative

Posted February 12, 2009
A strong partnership between Catholic Vocations Ministry Australia and Choicez Media – Australia’s largest Catholic media provider, will see the Bishop of Newcastle-Maitland, Bishop Michael Malone launch a major new vocations DVD initiative in Sydney on March 5. Entitled, Holding Nothing Back the project is a comprehensive and ultra-modern two-disc package including a documentary style… View Article

Religious Programming on the ABC

Posted February 12, 2009
On Friday 6 February 2009 representatives of the Uniting Church, the National Council of Churches in Australia, the Australian Catholic Bishop’s Conference, the Executive Council of Australian Jewry and the Anglican General Synod, met with Mark Scott the Managing Director of the ABC, to discuss religious broadcasts on the ABC. The faith leaders requested that:… View Article